chapter  17
20 Pages

Homa Therapy an Effective Tool in Mitigating Soil, Water and Environmental Crises

Jaivik Krishi Approach ................................................................ 281 17.3 Soil ............................................................................................... 284 17.4 Water Resources ........................................................................... 289 17.5 Environment ................................................................................. 293 Keywords .............................................................................................. 296 References ............................................................................................. 297

17.1 INTRODUCTION

Indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals over 5-6 decades had adversely affected soil fertility, crop productivity, produce quality, water and the environment. This is now causing global warming and climatic disasters, which are the major challenges to the humanity. It is speculated that 40 percent diseases of crops, human being, and animals are associated with pollution and presence of toxic chemicals in the food chain. The adverse effects of intensive agriculture have compelled to think for a sustainable system of agriculture. As a result, numbers of alternative organic farming systems such as Biodynamic Farming, Natural Farming, Nateuco Farming, Rishi Krishi, Panchagavya Farming, Jaivik Krishi, and Homa Organic Farming emerged in recent pasts from different parts of the country (Pathak and Ram, 2009). If practiced in earnest way, all these systems are capable of assuring yield equal to those obtained with the use of agrochemicals. In order to assure sustainable agriculture, we tried to integrate few techniques from organic farming systems, which can be implemented by the common farmers and can strengthen rhizosphere and biosphere simultaneously. The same is now promoted as “Homa Jaivik Krishi”.